I'm Erin...a Mod @ arthritis and also a nurse. My hunny Joe, 53, is looking to get bloodwork done next week; he hasn't had any in a few years.
His brother, 57 recently DX with Prostate cancer & had the surgery.
OK, so I know there is the PSA level...but I swear there was another lab, I can't remember but it had to do w/ PSA but it was more acurate?
Anyone familiar? Or am I nuts?
It was some more specific antigen test.
Much appreciated any input on it.
Take care, stay strong.
p.s. what else should he ask for to be drawn/checked?
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 600mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; 6MP 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Rozerem; Diclofenac; Celebrex; Dilaudid 4mg; Duragesic 25mcg/hour.
Post Edited (erin.K) : 8/4/2007 10:18:20 AM (GMT-6)